Lapidarium Walliae: The Early Inscribed and Sculptured Stones of Wales

Printed at the University Press for the Cabrian Archaelogical Assoc., 1879 - 246 sider

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Side 179 - Levelinus stone situated in a coppice behind the old mansion of Voelas, placed on a small tumulus called The Voel. The inscription on it is obscure, and is supposed to refer to Llewelyn ap Sitsyllt (slain 1021) and to mean " John of the House of Dyleu, Gwydhelen, &c., on the road to Ambrose Wood erected this monument to the memory of the excellent Prince Llewelyn.
Side 110 - ... and of which an instance may be seen in the Euolenus stone, ante, p. 56, and which indicate a later period, when, as in most of the Glamorganshire stones, scarcely any of the letters retained the capital Roman form. Under these circumstances I think we are warranted in assigning a date to the present inscription not long after the departure of the Romans, whilst the writing still remained unmodified by a communion either with the Irish or Anglo-Saxon scribes. " JO WESTWOOD.
Side 20 - Bardic symbol is formed of three radiating lines /j\ which, it is said, are intended to represent the three diverging rays of light, which Einigan Gawr saw descending towards the earth ; and it is somewhat curious that these three lines contain all the elements of the Bardic Alphabet, as there is not a single letter in it that is not formed of some of these lines.
Side 132 - ... situation for the erection of the image of a pagan deity. The traditional report respecting the origin of this monumental stone is replete with absurdity, extravagance, and ridiculousness, and outrages every degree of probability. For it asserts that a certain female, of gigantic strength, called Moll Walbec, threw this immense stone out of her shoe across the river Wye from Clifford Castle, which she had constructed, distant about three miles. The British and original appellation of Moll Walbec...
Side 100 - The w in the second line has the two middle strokes crossed at the top, the two M'S have the two middle strokes only reaching half the length of the side strokes, and the i in the third line is well tipped at top and bottom as well as dilated in the middle. The letters are nearly 3 inches long. I can find no previous notice of this stone (JOW, in Arch.
Side 52 - ... cairn. Names of Christian import attach to many a Welsh cairn to this day, as to Tomen Sant Ffraid, ' Saint Bride's Grave,' in Cwm Teuddwr. A small tumulus, crowned by two large stones 6 ft. apart, in the parish of Glyn in Brecknockshire, used to be pointed out as the grave of the great St. Illtyd. 5 ' In a field in the grounds of Court Herbert, near the Abbey of Neath, stood some years since, and probably still stands, a tall upright menhir raised upon a small mound of stones, doubtless of pagan...
Side 110 - Journal, ii, third series, p. '249. The third letter, o, formed of a semi-circle, with a short oblique tail, scarcely extending below the line; and the M in the second line, with the first and last strokes splaying outwards, are the only ones which offer any peculiarity, and in these respects they agree with many of the oldest Roman monuments. " Hence were we not guided by the formula, the comparative rudeness of the letters, and the fact of the inscription being carved lengthwise along the stone,...
Side 14 - Tywysog^]. But Arthmael or Arthfael was probably (from his office) not the King of that name who was Howel's grandfather, nor yet the King (probably of Gwent) who was contemporary with Bishop Cyfeiliawg of Llandaff, 872-927, and therefore with Howel (Lib. Landav. 227). Neither was Samson of course the Bishop of Dol, who preceded his namesake in the text in the abbey of Llantwit by some 300 years, and who died in Brittany. Both names are not unusual. See however Wakeman in Arch. Came., Old Series,...
Side 29 - Meiriawn, were sons of Owain Danwyn, the son of Einion Yrth, the son of Cunedda Wledig.

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